Ask Dr. Silverman: Periodontal Surgery
Worried about your gums?
The symptoms are annoying. Bleeding while brushing. Tenderness. Loose teeth. Persistent bad breath. Don’t ignore them—schedule a check up. If you have experienced your symptoms for a while they may be warning signs of more serious gum (periodontal) disease. A hygiene visit may be all the preventative care you need.
If left untreated, the inflammation can cause the gums and supporting bone structure to deteriorate. Gum recession and even gum loss may result. Studies have shown that the presence of inflammation from gum disease is associated with other chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Risk factors include poor dental hygiene, age, smoking, diet, and genetics. Don’t just worry and try to wish it away. Take action and get the treatment you need.
We perform in-office procedures that can reverse and control gum damage
Dr. Silverman can provide a comprehensive periodontal evaluation and examine your teeth, plaque level, gums, bite, and bone structure during your check-up. He is considered a “super-generalist” and is trained in both non-surgical and periodontal plastic surgery procedures including:
- gum graft surgery
- regenerative procedures
- dental crown lengthening
- dental implants to replace missing teeth
- pocket reduction procedures
We make sure you’re comfortable during and after the procedure. Every case is unique and scheduling a consultation visit is recommended to understand your treatment options.
You have the power to prevent gum disease.
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to take good care of your teeth and gums at home. Brush after every meal and before bedtime, floss at least once a day, and get a dental checkup twice a year.
If you need a procedure, we can help you navigate your insurance coverage or arrange a payment plan.